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Right now scientists are saying -- butterflies are part of the fallout from last year's nuclear disaster in Japan.
-- full -- is on a from the breaking news -- Rick what John after that devastating earthquake and the tsunami that followed Japanese officials went out of their way to say that the radiation leak from the Fukushima plant was not a threat.
It was hard to believe that at the time since the nuclear plant suffered an almost total meltdown and now.
Scientists say they have proof that in fact the radiation leak was harmful and they can point.
To a species of butterfly that they've been tracking ever since the catastrophe.
Here's a healthy looking adult.
-- grass blue butterfly you can see the spot -- Martin's on the wings that's the butterflies trademark and now here is the same species of butterfly.
And as you can see it looks very different most of the spots -- go on the wings the legs the antenna the -- all deformed.
And scientists say this particular species of butterfly is mutating an increased rate every time it breeds mutation rate goes up it's now about 58%.
Scientists say they have to do some more research but if this is happening with the -- -- blue butterfly it's most likely they say.
Happening with -- other wildlife and insects in the area as well.
Humans they say are less likely to be as affected since we're more resilient to radiation exposure but.
Still some new hard evidence that the fallout from Fukushima.
We'll be much worse than what we were originally led to believe 151800.
People were killed.
Are listed as still missing.
From that earthquake and tsunami back in march of last year.
Many of the hundreds of thousands of people John displaced.
Are still without a permanent home.
And still tough to look at those pictures.
You know unbelievable to watch this video from back then recovered Falwell from pretty.
Disturbing stuff and thanks for.
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